Hello everyone! My name is Dan, and I really enjoy tutoring. Please keep reading to see if I can help you. Here's what I offer: - One-stop tutoring for the SAT and ACT. I can tutor all subjects on both major "college bound" tests. No need for different tutors for different subjects! - Comprehensive tutoring for the GRE and GMAT. I can work with graduate school applicants on both the math and verbal portions of the respective entrance exams; - Individually tailored lessons. I do not ha... [more]
I am qualified to tutor in math up through SAT/ACT Math and Algebra 2. I also majored in math-intensive economics while at the University of Miami. In short, I believe in making math concepts more concrete, as I find many students struggle with the abstract nature of the subject.
I earned my B.A. in History from the University of Miami, with a concentration in American History, in 2002. I find the subject fascinating and infinitely rewarding to study. I believe students who are uninterested in the subject often view it as merely a collection of facts with little to no relevance to their lives. I make every effort to relate historical events to broader themes that they are likely to understand.
I believe students become more receptive to Geometry when it is made less abstract. By using drawings and illustrations, a tutor can trigger a student's intuitive sense of geometric figures, which helps substantially. Finally, I like to illustrate how geometry can be used to make calculations in areas as diverse as engineering and sports. This makes the material more accessible.
Government & Politics
I have worked with dozens of students on this subsection of the SAT, devoting hundreds of hours to learning how to deliver the material. I have developed a method that delivers consistent results, as attested to by my reviews. Furthermore, students of nearly any level can gain additional points by learning some strategies in addition to the concepts that I teach.
I scored a 162 (88th percentile) on the Fall 2002 LSAT. More important than my score, I understand the purpose of the LSAT, and how the abilities tested by it translate in to practice. This helps me explain to students a method for approaching the test. I also know the difficulties many LSAT test-takers have when they first confront logic games. I enjoy giving students the tools they need to tackle the logic games portion and the LSAT as a whole!
I have been a practicing attorney for going on 7 years. I have handled cases in areas of law ranging from criminal defense to neighborhood zoning disputes to business transactions. Prior to becoming an attorney, I earned my J.D. from the University of Florida.
The SAT Reading test requires careful analysis, performed under timed conditions. Keeping these two points in mind, I teach students how to read quickly but effectively, and to thereby find textual support for their answers. I also explain how to recognize common elements of wrong answers on the SAT Reading, thus increasing their ability to use process of elimination and their comfort level with the test in general.
The ACT Reading subsection is, in many ways, like all reading comprehension tests. However, the ACT reading test requires that students comprehend the material QUICKLY, as time is at a premium. To that end, I stress techniques for anticipating what questions will be asked, and how to process material rapidly. It takes practice, but nearly anyone can improve his or her score on the ACT Reading test!
The ACT English subsection combines elements of grammar, style, and reading comprehension. As such, it is often the least favorite of test-takers. However, there are repeat concepts and relatively simple strategies that can be employed to improve a student's score. Although it certainly takes practice, I have seen students improve their scores on this subsection by as many as 8-10 points!
I have worked with dozens of students on this subsection of the ACT, devoting hundreds of hours to learning how to teach the material. During that time, I have developed a method that is relatively easy to use and, with practice, almost certain to deliver substantial improvement. Furthermore, I can relate the ACT Math to the SAT Math while also drawing attention to the subtle distinctions between the two subsections, thus providing a head start to anyone who will be taking that test as well.
The ACT Science subsection is often the most daunting section students face on the ACT. However, with practice, I have seen students achieve their most significant score improvement on this portion. The test requires very rapid processing of data, but the techniques that I use have proven successful with students at all levels of academic achievement.
I passed the Florida Bar Exam in 2006 on my first attempt, scoring in the 90th percentile of test-takers for that year. I am very familiar with the Bar subjects through both my practice prior to taking the exam, and my years as an attorney. Finally, I have some good test-taking tips that are particularly applicable to the Bar Exam.
I have over 200 hours experience on Wyzant preparing students for standardized tests such as the ACT, SAT, GRE and LSAT. Furthermore, I am familiar with the subject matter tested by the TEAS specifically through my teaching experience, my study of other standardized tests, and my educational background generally. Additionally, I have reviewed the specifics of the TEAS in order to further my understanding of the material and the test structure.
I have been a member of the Florida Bar since 2006, and have participated in numerous criminal defense matters. I also received the highest grade in my White Collar Crime class in law school.
I have worked out since I was 14 years old at least 3 times per week. I coached baseball and played football and baseball in high school. I am an avid reader of fitness magazines and understand the basics of training, nutrition, rest, and recovery.